Cuisine Noir — Delicious Life: Why the bleep start a blog?

by wands on September 1, 2010

Full version of this article first featured in Cuisine Noir magazine, September 2010.

You saw Julie & Julia, didn’t you? Meryl Streep in an Oscar-nominated role as Julia Child and Amy Adams portraying Julie Powell, a young woman committed to cooking 524 recipes from Child’s cookbook during a single year and blogging about it. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and rent it.

That’s the first good reason to start a blog. It could make you famous (Julie Powell’s blog got her a book deal. Her memoir inspired Nora Ephron to write the screenplay, which became the movie.)

This month, to celebrate the first anniversary of Cuisine Noir Magazine, publisher Sheree Williams will launch a blog for readers to enjoy on September 10. Located at, the blog will be called “The Culinary Scoop” — for good reason. There will be daily event listings, celebrity interviews, regular restaurant reviews and updates and you, the reader, are invited to send photos with captions updating us on what you’ve enjoyed eating, and where you’ve had delicious culinary experiences. And that’s just for starters. We’re all invited to participate in culinary conversations, to share recipes, to read about movies featuring food and books about food. The blog is the perfect pairing for this great online mag.

Which brings me to my anniversary recipe for a more delicious life. Simply, if you don’t have one, consider starting your own blog.

I’m taking it that if you’re a fan of Cuisine Noir, food plays an important part in your life. And wine. And travel. And that when you travel, the food you eat interests you. So I am thinking you might want a blog with a food focus that can be inspired by great tastes and wonderful wines and sips of good beer and stimulating conversation, all spiced by the seasons, and that can meander into the realm of culinary travel when you go on weekends getaways or longer vacations.

So, here are nine more reasons to start a blog — some of them ideas to inspire…

Continue reading the full version on the Cuisine Noir mag website here.

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